Westar Energy, Inc. (WR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 05, 2013


Westar Energy, Inc. ( WR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 05, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.34 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that WR has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $30.51, the dividend yield is 4.46%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WR was $30.51, representing a -12.73% decrease from the 52 week high of $34.96 and a 11.64% increase over the 52 week low of $27.33.

WR is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXC ). WR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.38. Zacks Investment Research reports WR's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -1.18%, compared to an industry average of 1.3%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WR Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to WR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WR as a top-10 holding:

  • Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF ( VBR ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is VBR with an increase of 4.27% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WR at 0.43%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: DUK , EXC , VBR , WR

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